Range Walking Club
Sunday 11th May 1986-North Lake District-Keswick Area
 
The next Walking Club outing will be on Sunday 11 May 1986 and is centred on some of the most spectacular and beautiful scenery the Lake District has to offer. Derwentwater is known as the Queen of the Lakes and the west side gives opportunities for both high and low level walks of real merit. Coach(es) depart from school at 8.00 am and we hope to return by 8.00 pm. A convenience stop will be made at Tebay Service Centre on the outward journey. Boots are strongly recommended for all walks but especially necessary for 'A' and 'B' excursions. The cost of the walks is still only 3.00 for adults and 2.00 for children and if we are supported we hope to maintain the costs at least until September. Please indicate on the return slip which walk you intend to join and return to Barbara Craine, if possible by Thursday 1 May 1986. Early booking is advisable for what will be a memorable day, whichever walk is chosen.

'A' Walk
One of Wainwright's classic Lakeland walks which starts at Braithwaite and climbs Barrow (1494') from whence we move onto Sail (2530') and then follow an airy ridge walk to Eel Crags (2749'). A return excursion can be made out to Grasmoor (views of Buttermere/Crummock Water) with a height of (2791'). Then follows a short ascent to Hopegill Head (2525') and then another climb to Grisedale Pike (2593') followed by return to Braithwaite. A strenuous day's walk rewarded with splendid views of crags allied to ridge walks par excellence.

Distances: 11½ miles (Inc. Excursion)
Ascent: 4500' (Inc. Excursion)
Leaders: C Symes and A Frost

'B' Walk
Catbells (1481') is regarded as one of Lakeland's great favourites, which grandmothers and company can climb". To make this trip much more appealing we have designed a walk starting in beautiful Borrowdale Valley at Grange and getting our strenuous efforts out of the way early by ascending to High Spy (2143'). This climb will be taken at a leisurely pace and ample time will be allowed for all participants. From the summit there follows a descent to Maiden Moor (1887') followed by a simple stroll to Catbells, involving a short descent and a climb of some 300'. The final descent takes us to the coach at Portinscale. Superb panoramic views abound on the walk from High Spy to Portinscale.

Distance: 8 miles
Ascent: 2360'
Leaders: Dennis Ashton, Peter Kenna and Ken Bryning

'C' Walk
A walk through the 'Jaws' of Borrowdale following the river is really a highly prized experience for low level walkers. Starting at Rosthwaite we include this element in the first section of the walk. Having passed through Grange (? coffee stop at Cafe) our course follows the western shore of Derwentwater with spectacular views across the lake to Skiddaw etc. We pass through wooded areas and after reaching Portinscale we cross the curious miniature suspension bridge to Keswick, A very beautiful day out given reasonable weather, with no climbing of any note.

Distance: 7 miles
Leaders: Derek Watchorn and Clive Chislett